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South Korean president ‘shocked’ to find 4 unaccounted US THAAD launchers in his country
31 May 2017
The newly-elected president of South Korea ordered a probe into why the country’s defense ministry failed to report to him the import of four more rocket launchers for the US anti-missile system in addition to the two confirmed publicly.
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Translated from Dutch NOS TV:
South Korea wants environmental investigation into THAAD missile defense system
There wil be an investigation into the environmental impact of the THAAD missile defense
‘defense’: an euphemism for war
system in South Korea. The new president, Moon, has announced that.
It is no secret that he does not like anything about the system managed by the United States, which is intended to stop North Korean projectiles.
That is the official Pentagon pretext. However, Russia and China see THAAD as a threat to their own territories; escalating tension between the nuclear armed USA and nuclear armed Russia and China.
THAAD is already operational, but the US Americans want to expand it. This requires a large amount of land and, according to a new South Korean law, environmental research must be done.
Tensions between the United States and South Korea have begun to appear only one month into the new administration of President Moon Jae-in. Seoul has for the time being suspended the complete rollout of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery while it conducts an environmental impact assessment (EIA) on the area surrounding its location. Other signs of conflict are also emerging as Seoul attempts to balance between Washington and Beijing: here.
SOUTH KOREA OFFERS TO HOLD TALKS WITH NORTH In a split with the Trump administration, the South Korean government offered to hold military and humanitarian talks with its northern adversary at the DMZ. [NYT]
TRUMP PROMISES ‘FIRE AND FURY’ FOR NORTH KOREA “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen,” President Donald Trump said in a short statement Tuesday. Some experts have denounced the president’s language as “reckless.” Worries sent the global stock market lower. And an old clip of Trump talking about how to handle North Korea in 1999 has resurfaced. [HuffPost]
USA: SENATE BACKS MASSIVE MILITARY SPENDING INCREASE Setting up a future battle over government spending. [Reuters]
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America’s Slow-Motion Military Coup. Trump’s ability to rely on “his generals” for guidance shouldn’t be seen as comforting: here.